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 Post subject: The Wine Thread
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A thread for lovers of wine to share their favourites, recently tried, all time classics and disappointments.
Tell us your stories of your travels in wine regions, the characters, the beautiful scenery..
Post some pics of interesting wineries and wine regions if you wish

Tonight I'm having another bottle of Northern Rhone Crozes-Hermitage from a good producer


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2009 Vintage -Nice berry fruit, bit of pepper, meaty, pretty dry but still a touch young despite me laying it down for at least an hour


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Had a punchy little Red from the Hawkes Bay last night to treat myself on my latest acquisition of pointless art. She was a little beaut... [/Euge]


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http://www.morgenster.co.za/history.php

Had the pleasure of visiting. Nice terrace where they do wine and olive oil tasting. Both are very good.


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http://www.fairview.co.za/

These guys do cheese as well. Bring a driver with you.
Beacon Shiraz was nice


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Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.


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Flametop wrote:
Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.


That is a splendid wine, one of the best producers in Rhone! :P


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I like to mix a red and white together, it infuses the glass with a certain je ne sais quoi.


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Joe Buck wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.


That is a splendid wine, one of the best producers in Rhone! :P


True. Dying to try the Cote-Rotie, over 40 Euro, prob worth it though.

Zappa, you could try it, it's a red with a touch of white thrown in.

Syrah and Viognier


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Flametop wrote:
Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.

Nice! I think there is some great value in Southern Rhone reds.

I've got 1/2 a case of the 2007 version of the below to get cracking on with:

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Joe Buck wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.


That is a splendid wine, one of the best producers in Rhone! :P


Their Côte Rotie is also very good but is in the North of the Rhône valley.

In the South where Gigondas is grown, there's Lirac which is definitely cheaper but very good as well.

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You should taste the Domaine de la Mordorée, Dame Rousse, 11 to 14€ in France.

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Or their Reine des Bois which more expensive, closer to 20€. They added Mourvèdre to the Syrah and Grenache mix.

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Homer wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.

Nice! I think there is some great value in Southern Rhone reds.

I've got 1/2 a case of the 2007 version of the below to get cracking on with:

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Lovely, let us know how you get on with that.
There is great value in Rhone wine.
Some of the Gigondas taste as good and some better than Chateauneuf du Pape.
For value against Oz and USA wine they are well ahead


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Flametop wrote:
Joe Buck wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.


That is a splendid wine, one of the best producers in Rhone! :P


True. Dying to try the Cote-Rotie, over 40 Euro, prob worth it though.

Zappa, you could try it, it's a red with a touch of white thrown in.

Syrah and Viognier


Waitrose are still selling their regular CDR at 7.50 or something around there. Very good daily drinker at that price. If you like Cote Rotie, consider Yerring Valley - an Oz wine with the Rotie blend which I think retails at 10 or there abouts. I must admit, really good Rotie is probably as good as it gets for me.

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Some of the Gigondas taste as good and some better than Chateauneuf du Pape.


The quality control in CdP is poor. Similarly Croze Hermitage can be pretty ropey. Hope you're is OK Flametop.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
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DonBillydeParis wrote:
Joe Buck wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.


That is a splendid wine, one of the best producers in Rhone! :P


Their Côte Rotie is also very good but is in the North of the Rhône valley.

In the South where Gigondas is grown, there's Lirac which is definitely cheaper but very good as well.

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You should taste the Domaine de la Mordorée, Dame Rousse, 11 to 14€ in France.

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Or their Reine des Bois which more expensive, closer to 20€. They added Mourvèdre to the Syrah and Grenache mix.

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Thanks for that, yep like both North and South Rhone, see OP.


Liked the Chateau Mont Redon C du P but not the Lirac. Will keep an eye out for the ones you suggested. Add €5 to €10 more for prices in Ireland. :-(


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Will be quaffing this at the Golf club dinner this evening.

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Was at a wine tasting last week and taste an Italian desert wine, Vin Santo. Never heard of it before and it was fantast


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Openside wrote:
Will be quaffing this at the Golf club dinner this evening.

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Same year? Be sure to let us know how that went down..


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Flametop wrote:
Openside wrote:
Will be quaffing this at the Golf club dinner this evening.

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Same year? Be sure to let us know how that went down..



I think so - it is from the clubs centenary stocks (although it might be '87 in fact)

I have had it at the Centenary dinner and I reckon I got outside a couple of bottles at least. It was very nice :)


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Very expensive golfclub os

was drinking this in the Cardinal Vaughan last Saturday after the game

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Joe Buck wrote:
Was at a wine tasting last week and taste an Italian desert wine, Vin Santo. Never heard of it before and it was fantast


Did you get some Cantucci biscuits?
It's lovely, not fully sweet , you're Irish aren't you?... Dunned and Crecenzi serve it


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1986 was a good year. Saint Juliens can be kept that long but the conservation conditions must be very good. You may have even to change the corks.


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Went to wine tasting last night for the first time in ages. It was a "guess the grape" night, 4 whites and 4 reds. I got 5/8, though I did nail the producer and the vintage for 2 of them 8)


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Petros wrote:
Very expensive golfclub os

was drinking this in the Cardinal Vaughan last Saturday after the game

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I know, you blighter!

I may have to come and put you in your grave, if you mention that again.


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http://www.eskvalley.co.nz/the-terraces

The stepdaughter is coming over shortly, having got a distinction in her dissertation.

As a yachtie, I'm pushing the boat out.


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globus wrote:
http://www.eskvalley.co.nz/the-terraces

The stepdaughter is coming over shortly, having got a distinction in her dissertation.

As a yachtie, I'm pushing the boat out.


how many have you got left?


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frankster wrote:
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http://www.eskvalley.co.nz/the-terraces

The stepdaughter is coming over shortly, having got a distinction in her dissertation.

As a yachtie, I'm pushing the boat out.


how many have you got left?

9


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globus wrote:
frankster wrote:
globus wrote:
http://www.eskvalley.co.nz/the-terraces

The stepdaughter is coming over shortly, having got a distinction in her dissertation.

As a yachtie, I'm pushing the boat out.


how many have you got left?

9


very restrained of you! I've ordered quick a few cases of white and fizz recently but left them in storage so I'm not tempted to quaff them too quickly


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frankster wrote:
globus wrote:
frankster wrote:
globus wrote:
http://www.eskvalley.co.nz/the-terraces

The stepdaughter is coming over shortly, having got a distinction in her dissertation.

As a yachtie, I'm pushing the boat out.


how many have you got left?

9


very restrained of you! I've ordered quick a few cases of white and fizz recently but left them in storage so I'm not tempted to quaff them too quickly

I did buy four cases! Down to 1 1/2 now.

I have already mentioned some Meursault and some Grant Burge, which we will be "vertically" tasting.

http://www.grantburgewines.com.au/thewines/?wine=13

I have some nice Aloxe Corton and a dozen bottles of nectar I shall keep up my sleeve, in case Mitty strikes.


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globus wrote:
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Very expensive golfclub os

was drinking this in the Cardinal Vaughan last Saturday after the game

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I know, you blighter!

I may have to come and put you in your grave, if you mention that again.


Globus

I only did it because OS claims he will be drinking Talbot 86. and Talbot is one of my favourite's


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Flametop wrote:
Tonight's victim, 2007 vintage (a great year in the Rhone)

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Wonder how safe the second bottle is.



Just "putting some air in the bottle" now... very nice. Strong enough in flavour 14% alc but does not taste "hot"
Will see how it develops


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Petros wrote:
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Very expensive golfclub os

was drinking this in the Cardinal Vaughan last Saturday after the game

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I know, you blighter!

I may have to come and put you in your grave, if you mention that again.


Globus

I only did it because OS claims he will be drinking Talbot 86. and Talbot is one of my favourite's

I am going to have to deal with both of you.

I am sharpening the axe.


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Globus

But does OS appreciate it? At least I am a Cambridge man, and I blame my taste in wine on Michael Braodbent and Edmond Penning Rowsell


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By the way, FT, Guigal is a good négociant.

I have added you to my list. Get the armour out.


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Petros wrote:
Globus

But does OS appreciate it? At least I am a Cambridge man, and I blame my taste in wine on Michael Braodbent and Edmond Penning Rowsell

Blimey!


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globus wrote:
By the way, FT, Guigal is a good négociant.

I have added you to my list. Get the armour out.


:-D

Hopefully I'll be in no shape to defend myself


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Diemersdal Shiraz, end of thread.


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Had a bottle of this last night:

2008 Matteo Correggia Roero

Bit of an underachieving DOCG considering its near neighbors but great producer and a really lovely wine.

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How would it compare with something like Langhe Nebbiolo, Andrea Oberto?


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How would it compare with something like Langhe Nebbiolo, Andrea Oberto?


It's a bit more finely structured, on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Still very savoury with great clarity and detail and some nice ripe, grainy nebbiolo tannins....really enjoyed it. Possibly a little truncated on the finish but a bloody nice drink.


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